SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS (DIB OR SSDI)
You may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits on your own earnings records if you have earned enough work credits and you meet Social Security's definition of disability.
Benefits may be payable to the surviving spouse (and sometimes ex-spouses) of a deceased worker if the following conditions are met:
- He or she is between ages 50 and 60,
- Their condition meets the definition of disability for adults, and
- The disability started before or within seven years of the worker's death.
ADULT CHILD BENEFITS
An adult may be eligible for disability benefits under their parent's earnings record if:
- They are 18 or over and became disabled before age 22;
- Their parent is deceased or starts receiving retirment or disability benefit; and
- Are not married.
SUPPLMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)
SSI benefits may be payable to those with limited income/resources and meet Social Security's standard of disability.